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Archived Seminars

Fall 2016 Monday Seminar Series

All seminars will be held at noon

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DateTitleNameHost Location
Aug 12Special Seminar:
A Crystallographic Analysis of E3-19K/MHC class I Interaction
Lenong Li, PhD
Senior Research Specialist
UIC
 Dr. Marlene Bouvier11:00 AM
8175 COMRB
Aug 18Special Seminar:
High Throughput Screening: Exploring Viral Entry Mechanisms and Discovering Antivirals
Han Cheng, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
UIC
Dr. Lijun Rong2:00 pm
8175 COMRB
Aug 29Biosynthesis of Hepatitis B Virus Episomal cccDNAHaitao Guo, PhD
Associate Professor
Indiana Univ at Indianapolis
Dr. Alan McLachlan1020 COMRB
 Sep 8 Special Seminar:
Protective immune responses of Ag-specific CD8 T cells in TB
Crystal Chen, MD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
UIC
 Dr. Zhen Cheng2:00 pm
6175 COMRB
 Sep 9Special Seminar:
Role of Ag-specific Vγ2Vδ2 T cell subset in immunity against TB and other infections
Dan Huang, MD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
UIC
 Dr. Zhen Cheng 8175 COMRB
Sep 19“Human Genes Required for KSHV-induced B cell survival and proliferationEva Gottwein, PhD
Assistant Professor, Northwestern Univ
Dr. Susan Ross1020 COMRB
Sep 26The immunoglobulin repertoire: Factors which regulate its compositionAnn Feeney, PhD
Professor
The Scripps Research Institute
Dr. Amy Kenter6175 COMRB
 Oct 10UGA Does Not Always Mean the EndMiljan Simonovic, PhD
Associate Professor
UIC
 Dr. Karl Volz 1020 COMRB
 Oct 20Special Seminar:
The Case of the Missing Ribosomes and Other Tales of Protein Translation
Johnathan Yewdell, MD, PhD
Chief
NIAID, NIH
Dr. Marlene Bouvier10:00 am
7175 COMRB
Nov 14Mitochondrial dynamics and innate immunity in
HBV infection
Aleem Siddiqui, PhD
Professor
Univ of California San Diego
Dr. Alan McLachlan1020 COMRB
Nov 21Tethering Innate and Adaptive Immunity to Immunodeficiency Virus InfectionDavid Evans, PhD
Professor
Univ of Wisconsin, Madison
Dr. Susan Ross1020 COMRB
Nov 28Uncovering and Inhibiting the Cell Invasion Mechanism of Ebola VirusKartik Chandran, PhD
Associate Professor
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Dr. Lijun Rong1020 COMRB
Dec 5From cold sores to encephalitis: alpha-herpesvirus invasion of the nervous systemGreg Smith, PhD
Associate Professor
Northwestern Univ
Dr. Howard Lipton1020 COMRB
Dec 12HIV-1 Restriction by Serinc ProteinsFelipe Diaz-Griffero, PhD
Associate Professor
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Dr. Susan Ross1020 COMRB

Spring 2017 Monday Seminar Series

All seminars will be held at noon

DateTitleNameHost Location
  Jan 9Special Seminar:
Viruses, things that act like viruses and the cells that hate them
 Edward Campbell, PhD
Associate Professor
Loyala University
 Dr. Lijun Rong1020 COMRB
 Jan 12Special Seminar:
New battlegrounds in immunity revealed by evolution- guided studies
Dustin Hancks, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Utah School of Medicine
Faculty Search Committee5175 COMRB
 Jan 24Special Seminar:
New approaches to old problems: drug resistance and functional genomics in M. tuberculosis
Jeremy Rock, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard School of Public Health
Faculty Search Commitee5175 COMRB
 Jan 26Special Seminar:
Gene-microbiota interactions contribute to the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease
Hiutung Chu, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
California Institute of Tech
Faculty Search Committee5175 COMRB
 Jan 30Special Seminar:
A molecular bed and breakfast in entercoccal pathogensis and intervention strategies
Ana Flores-Mireles, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher
Washington University in St. Louis
Faculty Search Committee1020 COMRB
 Feb 2Special Seminar:
Corona virus Spike Proteins: Structure, Function and Vaccine Design
Fang Li, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Minnesota
Dr. Lijun Rong5175 COMRB
 Feb 9Special Seminar:
For Whom the Cell Tolls: Physical Systems Biology of Microbes
Enrique Rojas, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Stanford University
Faculty Search Committee5175 COMRB
 Feb 13“Matricellular Signaling in Injury Repair”Lester Lau, PhD
Professor
UIC
 Dr. Susan Ross 1020 COMRB
 Feb 23Special Seminar:
Revealing Host Pathogen Dynamics with the Next Generation of Systems Virology Approaches
Judd Hultquist, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
J. David Gladston Institutes
Faculty Search Committee 5175 COMRB
 Feb 27Special Seminar:
IL-1b: An innate immune sensor of microbial proteolysis
Christopher LaRock, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
UC-San Diego School of Medicine
Faculty Search Committee1020 COMRB
 Mar 6TNF Family Molecules as Targets for ImmunotherapyMichael Croft, PhD
Professor and Head
La Jolla Insitute for Allergy and Immunology
Dr. Bellur Prabhakar 1020 COMRB
 Mar 13Host Recognition of Commensal Fungi in Health and DiseaseDavid Underhill, PhD
Associate Director
Cedars-Sinani
Dr. Judith Behnsen 1020 COMRB
Mar 27New Pathways of DNA Repair and Mutagenesis in MycobacteriaMichael Glickman, MD
Physician-Scientist
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Dr. Zheng Chen1020 COMRB
Apr 3Viral Control of host traffiking and signalingFelicia Goodrum, PhD Associate Professor
Univ of Arizona
Dr. Bin He1020 COMRB
 Apr 10Modulation of viral infection by interferon-stimulated genesJohn Schoggins, PhD
Assistant Professor
UT-Southwestern Medical Center
Dr. Donna MacDuff1020 COMRB
 Apr 17Flavivirus therapeutics and vaccine developmentPei-Yong Shi, PhD
Professor
University of Texas Medical Branch
Dr. Lijun Rong1020 COMRB
Apr 24Ebola virus teaches macropinocytosisRob Davey, PhD
Scientist
Texas Biomedical Research Institute
Dr. Lijun Rong1020 COMRB
May 1Mechanisms of Immune Evasion by Dengue Virus: Feeling the STINGAna Fernandez-Sesma, PhD
Professor
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
 Dr. Lijun Rong1020 COMRB

Fall 2015 Monday Seminar Series

All seminars will be held at noon

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DateTitleNameHostLocation
Oct 12Deciphering the Regulatory Logic of B Cell Development and ActivationHarinder Singh, PhD,
Professor and Director
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Dr. Amy Kenter1020 COMRB
Nov 23CD8+ T-cell Immune Responses
Regulated by Long Non-coding
RNA in Tuberculosis Infection
Zeng Gucheng, PhD.,
Professor
Sun Yat-sen Univ
Dr. Zheng Chen1020 COMRB

Spring 2016 Monday Seminar Series

All seminars will be held at noon

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DateTitleNameHost Location
 Jan 11 Molecular Biology of Rhinovirus C and the Association with AsthmaAnn Palmenberg, PhD,
Professor
University of Wisconsin Madison
Dr. Susan Ross1020 COMRB
 Jan 18Elucidating the impact of intestinal bacteriophages on host-microbe interactionsBreck Duerkop, PhD,
Instructor
University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center
Special Seminar
Faculty Candidate
 1020 COMRB
 Jan 21How aging & extracellular adenosine shape neutrophil responses during Streptococcus pneumoniae lung infectionDr. Elsa Bou Ghanem, PhD,
Post-Doctoral Associate
Tufts University School of Medicine
Special Seminar
Faculty Candidate
 7175 COMRB
 Jan 25 The role of microbiota in retroviral transmission and pathogenesisTatyanna Golovkina, PhD,
Professor
University of Chicago
Dr. Bin He1020 COMRB
 Jan 26Gut health in early life: the role of our first microbiota Marie-Claire Arrieta., PhD,
Postdoctoral fellow
University of British Columbia
Special Seminar
Faculty Candidate
  7175 COMRB
 Jan 28Gut networking: Salmonella, the host, and the microbiotaJudith Behnsen, PhD
Postdoctoral fellow
University of California Irvine
Special Seminar
Faculty Candidate
 7175 COMRB
Feb 1The generosity of selfish genesNels Elde, PhD,
Assistant Professor
University of Utah
Dr. Susan Ross1020 COMRB
 Feb 8Gene Regulatory Circuits in Normal and Malignant LymphocytesEugene Oltz, PhD
Professor
Washington University
 Dr. Amy Kenter 1020 COMRB
 Feb 15The multifaceted antiviral activities of IFITM proteins: a functional evolutionary perspectiveAlex Compton, PhD
Post-doc
Institute Pasteur
Special Seminar
Faculty Candidate
 1020 COMRB
 Feb 18HIV-1, interferon, and the road to chromatinMelissa Kane, PhD
Postdoctoral fellow
Rockefeller University
Special Seminar
Faculty Candidate
 7175 COMRB
Feb 22Intersections of bacterial metabolism and host immunity: A bacterial metabolic
cofactor that suppresses inflammation
Francis Alonzo, PhD,
Assistant Professor
Loyola University Medical School
Dr. Nancy Freitag7175 COMRB
March 8Genetic models of innate immunity to infectionDonna A. MacDuff, PhD
Instructor
Washington University School of Medicine
Special Seminar
Faculty Candidate
 5175 COMRB
Mar 14Macrophages, Listeria monocytogenes and the Battle for the CytosolJohn-Demian Sauer, PhD,
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin Madison
Dr. Nancy Freitag1020 COMRB
 Mar 21The Oncopig Cancer Model: A Platform for Transitional, Translational and Tranformative Advances in Cancer ResearchLawrence B Schook, PhD
Vice President for Research
University of Illinois
 Dr. Ananda Chakrabarty1020 COMRB
 Apr 11Mycobacterium, HIV, and the phagocytes of the lungDavid G. Russell, PhD
Professor
Cornell University
Dr. Zheng Chen 1020 COMRB
Apr 18Host Modulation of Innate Immune Sensing Pathways and Viral EscapeMichaela U. Gack, PhD,
Associate Professor
University of Chicago
Dr. Susan Ross1020 COMRB
 Apr 25The social life of StaphylococciAlex Horswill, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Iowa
Dr. Nancy Freitag 1020 COMRB
 Apr 25Special Seminar:
Bats, viruses and longevity: what’s the link?
Linfa Wang, PhD
Director, Programme in Emerging Infectious Diseases
Duke-NUS Med School, Singapore
 Dr. Lijun Rong  3:00 PM
7175 COMRB
 April 28Special Seminar:
Vitamin D/Vitamin D Receptor Regulation of Microbiome in Inflammation
Jun Sun, PhD
Associate Professor
Dept. of Medicine UIC/
Jesse Brown VAMC
 Dr. Lijun Rong  8175 COMRB
 May 2Viral strategies to hijack and alter host cell functions during picornavirus replicationBert L. Semler, PhD
Professor
Univesity of California, Irvine
Dr. Bin He 1020 COMRB
May 9The Lessons Learned During Drug Discovery for anti-Ebola TherapiesVeronica Soloveva, PhD
Senior Research Scientist
TDC Division of USAMRID
Dr. Lijun Rong1020 COMRB
 May 10Special Seminar:
Molecular Mechanism Underlying the Action of the Influenza A Virus Fusion Inhibitor, MBX2546
Arnab Basu
Scientist, Microbiotix, Inc.
 Dr. Lijun Rong  2:30 PM
8175 COMRB
 May 31Special Seminar:
Influenza virus-host interactions
Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, PhD
Professor
Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
 Dr. Lijun Rong 3:00 PM
8175 COMRB
 June 13Special Seminar:
A novel pattern recognition pathway for viral RNA’s in humans and Aedes aegypti
Michael D. Carrithers, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Neurology
UIC
 Dr. Lijun Rong8175 COMRB
 June 15Special Seminar:
APOBEC3 and cytosolic DNA sensors synergistically counteract retrovirus infection
Spyridon Stavrou, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
UIC
 Dr.  Lijun Rong2:00 PM
8175 COMRB

Spring 2015

All seminars will be held at noon

DateTitleSpeakerHostLocation
Jan-29*Design of New Oxazolidinone AntibioticsSpecial Seminar by Norton P. PeetDr. Lijung Rong8175 COMRB
Feb-16Oxidatively photo-inactivated Leishmania fo safe and effective vaccinationKwang- poo chang, PhD.(Rosalind Franklin University)Dr Ananda Chakrabarty1020 COMRB
Feb-23Quasi-enveloped Viruses: New Questions for the Virologists and the ImmunologistsZongdi Feng, PhD.(Nationwide childrens)Dr. Lijung Rong1020 COMRB
March-9Nuclear DNA Sensing, Innate Immunity, and Epigenetic Regulation of Herpes Simplex Virus Lytic and Latent InfectionDavid M.Knippe,PhD.(Harvard Medical School)Dr. Bin He1020 COMRB
March-16Legionella and its diverse hostsHoward Shuman,PhD.(University of Chicago)Dr. Nancy Freitag1020 COMRB
April-6c-di-GMP control of motility and cell divisionRasika Harshey,PhD.(University of Texas at Austin)Dr Linda Kenny1020 COMRB
April-13Immune suppression mechanisms of Lassa fever virusYuying Liang,PhD.(University of Minnesota)Dr Lijung Rong1020 COMRB
May-4Demystifying “Ebola—Rumors and Anecdotes Versus Scientific FactsJens H.Kuhn, MD,PhD. (NIAID)Dr Lijung Rong1020 COMRB
May-5Transport of Alphavirus Glycoproteins to the Cell Surface is
Mediated by a Novel Actin-dependent Mechanism
Special Seminar by Sheli Radoshitzky (US Army MEDCOM USAMRID)Dr Lijung Rong8175 COMRB

* Seminar will be held at 2:00 pm

Seminars – Fall 2014

All seminars will be held at noon

DateTitleSpeakerHostLocation
Oct.-6
  1. Hemoglobin ebndocytosis inleishmania:a novel target
  2. How Salmonella modulate host trafficking to avoid its transport to the lysosomes.
Amitabha Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D. (National Institute of Immunology, India)Dr. Ananda Chakrabarty1020 COMRB
Oct -20Chromatin architecture, CTCF and V(D)J recombination: Managing long-distance relationships at the Tcra/Tcrd locus<Michael S. Krangel, Ph.D.(Duke University Medical Center)Dr. Amy Kenter1020 COMRB
Nov- 3IL-27: more than a double-edged swordBooki Min D.V.M, Ph.D.(Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research InstituteDr. Rebecca Shilling1020 COMRB
Nov- 10Microbes and Immune Responses to Transplanted OrgansMaria-Luisa Alegre, MD, Ph.D. (University of Chicago)Dr. Rebecca Shilling1020 COMRB
Nov-17Recent Development in the Generation of a Vaccine Against Ocular HSV-1 InfectionDavid J.  Carr, Ph. D (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)Dr. Bellur S. Prabhakar/ Dr. Bin He1020 COMRB

Seminars – Fall 2013

All seminars will be held at noon

DateTitleSpeakerHostLocation
Oct. 7New Technologies for Acceleration of Biologic Reagent DiscoveryA. Scott MuerhoffMcLachlan1020 COMRB
Oct. 28The Curious Road from Poxvirus Tropism to Oncolytic VirotherapyGrant McFaddenHe1020 COMRB
Nov. 11Structure and dynamics of Dengue VirusesRichard KuhnRong1020 COMRB
Nov. 25Protein Secretion and Bacterial Communication in Host-Pathogen EnvironmentsGerd PrehnaKenney8175 COMRB
Dec. 9Structural Modularity of Macromolecules Elucidated by Proteome ImagingHolland ChengRong1020 COMRB

Seminars – Spring 2014

All seminars will be held at noon

DateTitleSpeakerHostLocation
Tuesday, Jan. 14Insight into anigen presentation mechanisms from structural studies of ERAP1, HLA-DO, and HIV-nefLawrence Stern, Ph.DKenter8175 COMRB
Jan. 27The IRP1-HIF2 Axis: A Novel Regulatory Link Between Iron, Oxygen, Sensing and ErythropoiesisRick Eisenstein, Ph.DWalden1020 COMRB
Feb. 3Disorders of Histone Methylation in Hematological MalignancyJonathan Licht, MD.Kenter1020 COMRB
Feb. 24HCV antiviral resistance: A significant challenge with solutionsGuofeng Cheng, Ph.DHe1020 COMRB
March 17Timing in cell fate choice: from bacteria to B lymphocytesAaron Dinner, Ph.DKenter1020 COMRB
March 31Mechanistic insight into immune evasion strategies of human herpesvirus-7Amy Hudson, Ph.DHe1020 COMRB
April 7Human Pathogen Reactive MAITsDavid Lewinsohn, MD.Chen1020 COMRB
Thursday

April 10

A new look of head and neck cancer: cancer stem cell and tumor suppressor tid1 on tumorigenesisJeng-Fan Lo, Ph.DRong8175 COMRB
April 21Encounters of Nascent Peptides and Antibiotics in the Exit Tunnel of the RibosomeAlexander Mankin, Ph.D.Rong1020 COMRB
Wednesday May 21, 2014Pathogen Genomics: Revolutionizing the Regiment against Infectious DiseasesGuo-Ping Zhao, Ph.D.Chen1020 COMRB
June 9, 2014Regulation of Antibody Diversity by Base Excision Repair Enzymes and by the DNA Damage Sensor, ATMJanet Stavnezer, Ph.D.Kenter8175 COMRB

Seminars – Fall 2012

Date/TimeTitleSpeakerHostLocation
Sept 24Protein Activation and Re-folding for Viral Membrance FusionBob LambRong1020 COMRB
Oct 8Academic Research and Patents:  Putting Your Work to WorkGeorge ElliottChakrabarty1020 COMRB
Nov 5The Rid system: endogenously generated metabolite stress and its controlDiana DownsVolz1020 COMRB
Nov 12Programming dendritic cells to induce tolerogenic responses and suppress inflammationS. ManicassamyRong1020 COMRB
Nov 19Regulation of Herpes Simplex Virus Latency by Non-coding RNAsDavid BloomBin He1020 COMRB
Dec 3Theresa KoehlerFreitag1020 COMRB
Dec 10Wnt/beta-catenin Regulation of Pluripotent Stem Cell StatesBrad MerrillMcLachlan1020 COMRB

Seminars – Spring 2013

Date/TimeTitleSpeakerHostLocation
Jan. 28T cell immune evasion by Mycobacterium tuberculosisW. Henry BoomChen1020 COMRB
Feb. 11Human papillomaviruses and the DNA damage responseLaimonis A. LaiminsHe1020 COMRB
Feb 18Probing the HBV Core Protein: it’s not just for assemblyAdam ZlotnickMcLachlan1020 COMRB
Mar 11The Function of CD1-restricted T cells in Innate and Adaptive ImmunityChyung-Ru WangFreitag1020 COMRB
Mar 25A mammalian iron and oxygen sensor – new dog, old trickRichard BruickWalden/KaplanMBRM Auditorium
Apr 1Nitric oxide is an epigenetic regulatory molecule: the role of
non-heme iron enzymes
Douglas ThomasUcker1020 COMRB
Apr 8The regulation of Igk recombination during B cell developmentMarcus ClarkKenter1020 COMRB
Apr 15Salmonella Resistance to Phagocytic SuperoxideJim SlauchKenney1020 COMRB
Apr 22Tegument Proteins of Kaposi’s Sarcoma-associated Herpesvirus: Role in BiologyYan YuanRong1020 COMRB
May 6Protein oligomerization in the cell membraneYinan WeiRong1020 COMRB

Seminars – Fall 2011

Date/TimeTitleSpeakerHostLocation
Sept 12“Molecular Approaches to Better Living Through Chemurgy and Green Chemistry”Peter LauChakrabarty/Silver1020 COMRB
Sept 19“Cryptic competence for genetic transformation in the streptococci”Don MorrisonNancy Freitag1020 COMRB
Sept 26“The Cell Biology of the Retroviral Restriction Factor TRIM5alpha”Ed CampbellLijun Rong1020 COMRB
Oct 3“Candidate Medical Countermeasures for Filovirus Infections”Gene OlingerLijun Rong1020 COMRB
Oct 17“HIV-1 evasion of natural killer cells: A story of how to have your cake and eat it too”Edward BarkerBin He1020 COMRB
Oct 24“Integration of Metabolism and Virulence in Gram-Positive Bacteria”Abraham SonensheinNancy Freitag1020 COMRB
Nov 28“The Earth Microbiome Project: A new paradigm in geospatial and temporal studies of microbial ecology”Jack GilbertFreitag/Silver1020 COMRB

Seminars – Fall 2010

Date/TimeTitleSpeakerHostLocation
9/27/10

12:00 PM

Development of Novel Assays for the Detection of Antibodies to Malaria Causing Organisms

Scott Muerhoff

Dr. McLachlan

Micro/GEMS Seminar

1020 COMRB
10/11/10

12:00 PM

Novel roles for macrophages, lipid mediators, and chemokine receptors in the resolution of inflammationAmiram ArielDr. Ucker1020 COMRB
10/25/10

12:00 PM

The human antibody-secreting cell response to influenza

Patrick WilsonDr. Kenter1020 COMRB
11/4/10
12:00 PM

Role of mRNA Decay in Regulation of Virulence Factors in Streptococcus pyogenes

June Scott

Dr. Federle(Special Seminar)

3074

MBRB

11/8/10

12:00 PM

DNA Repair and DNA Damage Responses in Developing Lymphocytes

Barry Sleckman

Dr. Kenter1020 COMRB
11/15/10
12:00 PM

New insights into the molecular control of bacterial programmed cell death

Ken Bayles

Dr. Federle1020 COMRB
11/29/10
12:00 PM

The cholesterol-dependent cytolysins: More than just pore forming toxins?

Rod Tweten

Dr. Freitag1020 COMRB

Seminars – Spring 2010

Date/TimeTitleSpeakerHostLocation
1/11/10

12:00 PM

TBA

Melody Neely

Wayne State University, Michigan

Dr.Freitag1020 COMRB
1/25/10

12:00 PM

TBA
Joel Ernst

NYU

Dr.Chen1020 COMRB
2/1/10

12:00 PM

TBA
Xiaojing Ma

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Dr.Ucker1020 COMRB
2/22/10

12:00 PM

TBA

Michael Gale

University of Washington, Seattle

Dr.He1020 COMRB
3/8/10

12:00 PM

TBA
Michel Nussenweig

Rockefeller University

Dr.Prabhakar1020 COMRB
3/15/10

12:00 PM

TBA

Chris Broder

USU

Dr.Rong1020 COMRB
3/22/10

12:00 PM

TBA
Karla Kirkegaard

Stanford University

Dr.Uprichard1020 COMRB
3/29/10

12:00 PM

TBA
Michael Rossmann

Purdue University

Dr.Lipton1020 COMRB
4/5/10

12:00 PM

TBA
Thomas Griffith

Univerisyt of Iowa

Dr.Chakrabarty1020 COMRB
4/26/10

12:00 PM

TBA

Kevin McIver

University of Maryland

Dr.Federle1020 COMRB

Seminars – Fall 2009

Date/TimeTitleSpeakerHostLocation
9/14/09

12:00 PM

Mammalian Chromosome Evolution

Lewin Harris
UIUC

Dr.Chakrabarty1020 COMRB
10/5/09

12:00 PM

Viral Envelope Proteins: Challenges and a Path Forward

Michael Caffrey

UIC

Dr.Rong1020 COMRB
11/9/09

12:00 PM

Host defense and inflammatory tissue injury: The balancing act of innate immune cells

Richard Ye

UIC

Dr.He1020 COMRB
11/16/09
12:00 PM

Metabolic Modulation of the Physiology and Virulence of the Human Respiratory Pathogen, Streptococcus pneumoniae

Malcolm Winkler

Indiana University

Dr.Freitag & Dr.Morrison1020 COMRB
11/17/09

12:00 PM

(Please note different room and day)

Signal Transduction of Cell Wall Homeostasis in the Gram-Positive Pathogen, Streptococcus pneumoniae

Malcolm Winkler

Indiana University

Dr.Morrison & Dr.Freitag4300 MBRB
12/7/09
12:00 PM

Survival of the fitters: How immune surveillance works

Nilabh Shastri

University of California Berkeley

Dr.Bouvier1020 COMRB
12/14/09
12:00 PM

Biosynthesis of Polysialic Acid: A Developmentally Regulated, Anti-Adhesive Glycan

Karen Colley

UIC

Dr.Rong1020 COMRB

Seminars – Spring 2009

Date/TimeTitleSpeakerHostLocation
2/2/09

12:00 PM

Providing a Malleable, Genetically Defined Cancer Model: A Porcine Solution

Dr. Larry Schook
UIUC

Dr. Chakrabarty1020COMRB
3/9/09
12:00 PM
Remodeling the Host-Pathogen Interface during Chronic Infection: On the Razor’s Edge between Persistence and Disease

Dr. Steve Blanke

UIUC

Dr.Freitag1020 COMRB
3/16/09
12:00 PM
Regulation of transcription in bacteria: transmission of metabolic signals directly to RNA polymerase

Richard Gourse

Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

Dr.Matsumura8175 COMRB
3/23/09
12:00 PM
Assembly factors of the TAP complex: interactions and functions

Malini Raghavan
Univ of Michigan Med School

Dr.Bouvier1020 COMRB
3/30/09
12:00 PM
Target and phenotypic-based screening approaches to new drug discovery for tuberculosis

Scott Franzblau
UIC Institute for TB Research

Qingbo Li8175 COMRB
4/6/09

12:00 PM

An ecological and evolutionary approach towards understanding the pathogenesis of group A streptococcal infections
Dr. Debra Bessen
NY Med College
Dr.Federle1020 COMRB
4/13/09

12:00 PM

What do pneumonia and diarrhea have in common?  The virulence of Yersinia explored
Wyndham Lathem Northwestern Medical SchoolDr.Kenny1020 COMRB
4/20/09

12:00 PM

Transpeptidation reactions: Useful therapeutic targets?
Dominque Missiakis University of ChicagoDr.Freitag8175 COMRB
5/4/09

12:00 PM

A Cell Free Antigen Processing System Provides Insights into the Mechanism of Immunodominance
Scheherazade Sadegh-Nasseri

Johns Hopkins

Dr.Bouvier1020 COMRB

Seminars – Fall 2008

Date/TimeTitleSpeakerHostLocation
09/02/08

12:15 PM -1:15 PM

Epstein-Barr Virus and Interferon Regulatory FactorsLuwen Zhang

University of Nebraska- Lincoln

Dr. Rong8175 COMRB
09/08/08

12:00 – 1:00

Manipulation of endothelial cells by Kaposi’s sarcoma associated herpesvirus (KSHV/HHV-8): saga of a successful pathogenBala Chandran

Chicago Medical School

Dr.Shukla1020 COMRB
09/15/08

12:00-1:00

HIV Entry and its InhibitionBob Doms

University Pennsylvania

Dr. Rong1020 COMRB
09/22/08

12:00-1:00

The Pathogenesis of Autoimmune MyocarditisNoel R. Rose, M.D., Ph.D.

Johns Hopkins

Dr. Prabhakar1020 COMRB
09/29/08

12:00-1:00

Life Cycle of Human Papillomaviruses

Lou Laimins

Northwestern

Dr. He8175 COMRB
10/06/08

12:00-1:00

Regulation of immunoglobulin heavy chain locus transcription and recombination

Ranjan Sen, NIA, NIH

Dr. Kenter1020 COMRB
10/20/08Virus and host functions in RNA virus replication

Paul Ahlquist

University of Wisconsin Madison

Dr.Uprichard8175 COMRB
10/27/08Parallel Quorum Sensing Pathways in Group A StreptococcusMike Federle UICDr. Freitag8175 COMRB
11/03/08DNA-PK: The means to justify the ends?Katheryn Meek Michigan State UniversityDr. Kenter8175 COMRB
11/10/08Viral and bacterial regulation of MHCI expressionTed Hansen

Washington University

Dr. Bouvier1020 COMRB
11/17/08Pseudomonas aeruginosa & host cell interactions: New insights into pseudomonas pathogenesis & mammalian cell biologySasha Shafikhani Rush University Medical CenterDr. Freitag1020 COMRB
11/24/08How to find a good meal.  CD93 and Defense Collagens in phagocytosisSuzanne Bohlson

Indiana University School of Medicine

Dr.Ucker1020 COMRB
12/01/08Treatment of Established B16 Murine Melanoma with Tyrp-1 Specific CD4+ LymphocytesPawel MuranskiDr.Prabhakar1020 COMRB
12/08/08The many substrates and functions of type II protein secretion- lessons from the pathogen Legionella pneumophilaDi Xia- NCI, NIHDr.Rong8175 COMRB
12/15/08The many substrates and functions of type II protein secretion – lessons from the pathogen Legionella pneumophilaNick Cianciotto- NorthwesternDr.Rong1020 COMRB

Seminars – Spring 2008

Date/TimeTitleSpeakerHostLocation
01/08/08
12:00 PM
Pathogenic Strategies of Streptococcus pyogenes: Gene Regulation.June Rothman Scott, Ph.D. Charles Howard Candler Professor Of Microbiology and Immunology Emory UniversityDr. Kenney1020 COMRB
01/14/08
12:00 PM
Activation of Inhibition of Antiviral SignalingCurt M. Horvath, Ph.D. Professor and Senior Scientist Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Cell Biology Department of Medicine Northwestern UniversityDr. He1020 COMRB
01/28/08
12:00 PM
The third dimension of gene expressionJob DekkerDr. Kenter1020 COMRB
02/11/08
12:00 PM
A novel pathway for carbon catabolite repression regulates virulence in Streptococcus pyogenesDr. Michael Caparon, Washington UniversityDr. Freitag1020 COMRB
02/25/08
12:00 PM
Early events of Kaposi’s sarcoma associated with herpesvirus infection of host cells: Interactions with integrins, associated molecules and signal induction- gateway for successful infectionDr. Bala Chandran, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science(cancelled)Dr. Shukla1020 COMRB
03/03/08
12:00 PM
The role of nuclear organization in regulating immunoglobulin gene recombination and allelic exclusion

Jane Skok, M.Sc, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology

NYU Medical Center
Dr. Kenter1020 COMRB
03/10/08
12:00 PM
Mouse models to study retrovirus-host interactionsTatyana Golovkina – Univ. of Chicago(cancelled)Dr. Rong1020 COMRB
03/17/08
12:00 PM
DNA repair during Ig class switch recombinationJanet Stavnezer –

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Dr. Kenter1020 COMRB
03/24/08
12:00 PM
Macrophage Functional Plasticity: Changing Gollum to Gandolf

Robert D. Stout, Ph.D.

University of Louisville School of Medicine

Dr.Ucker1020 COMRB
03/31/08
12:00 PM
Of Mice and Men: Evolution of Host-Specificity in SalmonellaStanley Maloy, Ph.D.
San Diego State University
Dr. Kenney1020 COMRB
04/07/08
12:00 PM
Gene expression profiling in human keloid fibroblastsDr. Shirley B. Russell, Vanderbilt University School of MedicineDr. Silver1020 COMRB
04/14/08
12:00 PM
Molecular Pathogenesis of the Botulinum NeurotoxinsJoseph T. Barbieri,Ph.D.

Medical College of Wisconsin

Dr. Kenney1020 COMRB
04/21/08
12:00 PM
Antimicrobial Actionas of Nitric OxideDr. Ferric Fang, University of WashingtonDr. Freitag1020 COMRB
04/28/08
12:00 PM
B cell development in bone marrow and gut-associated lymphoid tissuesDr.Katherine Knight, Loyola University Medical CenterDr. Kenny1020 COMRB
05/05/08

12:00 PM

αv Integrins:critical regulators of immunetoleranceAdam Lacy-Hulbert, MITDr. Ucker1020 COMRB
05/12/08

12:00 PM

Nuclear Lamins: Building Blocks of Nuclear Structure and FunctionRobert Goldman, Northwestern UniversityDr. Kenter1020 COMRB
05/19/08

12:00 PM

Where do little Golgi stacks come from?Ben Glick, University of ChicagoDr.Rong1020 COMRB
06/09/08

12:00 PM

Septicemic E. coli: Genomic and BeyondEliora Ron, TelAviv University,IsraelDr. Silver1020 COMRB

Seminars – Fall 2007

Date/TimeTitleSpeakerHostLocation
09/10/07
12:00 PM
Evolutionary snapshot of the pathogenic YersiniaeVirginia L. Miller, Ph.D.
Departments of Molecular Microbiology and Pediatrics
Washington University
School of Medicine
Dr. Kenney1020 COMRB
09/17/07
12:00 PM
The Large Herpes Virus Tegument Protein: An Orchestrator of Viral Assembly and Intracellular TransportGregory A. Smith, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Dr. Rong1020 COMRB
10/01/07
12:00 PM
The Many Roles of a Multifunctional Protein during HSV-1 InfectionRozanne M. Sandri-Goldin, Ph.D.
Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
University of California
Dr. He1020 COMRB
10/22/07
12:00 PM
Roles of Cul4A-DDB in proliferation and genome stability.Pradip Raychaudhuri, Ph.D. Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics University of Illinois at ChicagoDr. Rong1020 COMRB
11/05/07
12:00 PM
Hepatitis B virus reverse transcription: Dynamic RNA/DNA template conformations direct genome replication.Daniel D. Loeb, Ph.D. Professor School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Oncology University of Wisconsin- MadisonDr. McLachlan1020 COMRB
11/12/07
12:00 PM
B cell depletion therapy: the London experienceJo (G) Cambridge, Ph.D. Principal Research Fellow & Honorary Senior Lecturer University College London Centre for RheumatologyDr. Teodorescu1020 COMRB
11/26/07
12:00 PM
Oxygen and Light Control of Gene ExpressionCarl E. Bauer, Ph.D. Professor Department of Biology Indiana University – BloomingtonDr. Kenny1020 COMRB
12/03/07
12:00 PM
Cellular cofactors of hepatitis C virus replicationGlenn Randall, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Microbiology The University of ChicagoDr. He1020 COMRB
12/10/07
12:00 PM
Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase in CancerPeter K. Vogt, Ph.D.
Professor
The Scripps Research Institute
Dr. McLachlan1020 COMRB

Seminars – Spring 2007

Date/TimeTitleSpeakerHostLocation
01/22/07
12:30 PM
Phosphoinositide Signaling and Membrane Remodeling During PhagocytosisSergio Grinstein – Division of Cell Biology Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Ave. Toronto, M5G 1X8, CanadaDr. Ucker1020 COMRB
02/05/07
12:30 PM
Chromatin Structure and the Herpes Simplex Virus Lytic Versus Latent Infection DecisionDavid M. Knipe, Ph.D. Higgins Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Chair, Harvard Program in Virology
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Bin He1020 COMRB
02/26/07
12:30 PM
Molecular recognition and spacial interactions of bacterial two-component signal transduction proteins revealed by covariance analysesDr. JAMES A. HOCH Professor and Head Division of Cellular Biology, MEM-116 Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine The Scripps Research Institute La Jolla, California 92037Dr. McLachlan1020 COMRB
03/05/07
12:30 PM
Disruption of interferon regulatory factor 3 activation by hepatitis virusesDr. Stanley M. Lemon, M.D. John Sealy Distinguished University Chair Professor, Dept. of Microbiology & Immun. and Internal Medicine Director, Institute for Human Infections and Immunity The Univ. of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Galveston, TexasDr. Susan Uprichard1020 COMRB
03/12/07
12:30 PM
Immune Evasion and Franciscella: T cell responses and how to blunt themDr. Jeffrey A. Frelinger, Ph.D. Kenan Professor and Chair Department of Microbiology and Immunology University of North CarolinaDr. Prabhakar1020 COMRB
03/19/07
12:30 PM
The intricate choreography of the vaccinia virus life cyclePaula Traktman, Ph.D. Walter Schroeder Professor and Chair Dept. of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Medical College of WisconsinDr. Prabhakar1020 COMRB
04/02/07
12:30PM
Picornaviruses attack nuclear pore complexes, shut off cellular nucleo-cytoplasmic trafficking, and prevent antiviral host responsesAnn C. Palmenberg, Ph.D. Professor and Chair Department of Biochemistry Inst. for Molecular Virology University of Wisconsin Madison, WIDr. Lipton1020 COMRB
04/09/07
12:30PM
Regulation of Listeria monocytogenes phospholipase C during infectionHélène Marquis, D.V.M., Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Microbiology and Immunology College of Veterinary Medicine Cornell University Ithaca, NYDr. Kenny1020 COMRB
04/16/07
12:30 PM
Signaling for Sex in C. elegansDavid I. Greenstein, Ph.D. Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MNDr. Chakrabarty1020 COMRB
04/18/07
12:30 PM
Molecular basis for a novel candidate vaccine against tuberculosisChinnaswamy Jagannath, Ph.D. Associate Professor Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine University of Texas Health Sciences Houston, TX1020 COMRB
04/23/07
12:30 PM
Fas, superclusters and let-7Marcus Peter – The Ben May Institute for Cancer Research University of ChicagoDr. Ucker1020 COMRB
04/30/07
12:30 PM
Physiologic significance and molecular underpinning of B cell anergyJohn C. Cambier, Ph.D. Professor and Chair of Immunology Integrated Department of Immunology National Jewish Medical and Research Center University of Colorado at Denver Denver, CODr. Prabhakar1020 COMRB
05/07/07
12:30 PM
Why does Sexual Reproduction Exist?MATTHEW STANLEY MESELSON Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology Harvard University Cambridge, MADr. McLachlan1020 COMRB
05/14/07
12:30 PM
Global Response of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to its in vitro and in vivo Environment: A Tale of Three ProteinsDr. Issar Smith -Tuberculosis Center The Public Health Research Center Newark, NJDr. Matsumura1020 COMRB
05/21/07
12:30 PM
Chronic inflammation and cancer: lessons from Kaposi’s sarcoma and its causative herpesvirusDon Ganem, M.D. Investigator Professor of Microbiology and Medicine University of California San Francisco San Francisco, CADr. He1020 COMRB

Seminars – Fall 2006

Date/TimeTitleSpeakerHostLocation
09/18/06
12:30 PM
Role of the endogenous microbiota in host immunity to fungal exposureGary Huffnagle, Ph.D.,
Professor of Internal Medicine & Microbiology/Immunology
University of Michigan
Dr. Peter Williamson1020 COMRB
10/09/06
12:30PM
Oxygen and light control of bacterial gene expressionDr. Carl Bauer,
Distinguished Professor,
Director, Interdisciplinary Biochemistry Program –
Indiana University
Dr. Kenney1020 COMRB
10/16/06
12:30 PM
The regulation of gene expression in Toxoplasma, a protozoan pathogenDr. William J. Sullivan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology,Center For AIDS Research, Indiana University School of MedicineDr. Chakrabarty1020 COMRB
10/23/06
12:30 PM
Non-histone protein lysine methylationAlexander (Sasha) Tarakhovsky, M.D., Ph.D. – Professor of Immunology, Laboratory of Lymphocyte Signaling, The Rockefeller University, New York, NYDr. Kenter1020 COMRB
10/23/06
12:30 PM
From immunoglobulin fibrils to hidden BRCA1 p53 binding sites to cupredoxins and back: hypothesis in evolutionFred J. Stevens, Ph.D., Bioscience Division, BIO-202 B229 Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, ILDr. Chakrabarty1020 COMRB
11/06/06
12:30 PM
Inhibition of HIV-1 transcription by hypoxia: role of protein phosphatase-1Dr. Sergei Nekhai, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Center of Sickle Cell Disease, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Howard University, Washington, DCDr. Andre Gartel1020 COMRB
11/13/06
12:30 PM
Mechanism and Functions of Regulatory Small RNAsRichard W. Carthew – Owen L. Coon Professor of Molecular Biology, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Cell Biology – Northwestern UniversityDr. McLachlan1020 COMRB
12/04/06
12:30 PM
Targeting herpes simplex viruses for treatment  of malignant gliomaBernard Roizman – University of ChicagoDr. He1020 COMRB
12/18/06
12:30 PM
Towards an understanding of pathogen-host cell interactions involved in Spotted Fever Group Rickettsial infectionsDR. Juan Jose Martinez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of ChicagoDr. Qingbo Li1020 COMRB

Seminars – Spring 2006

Date/TimeTitleSpeakerHostLocation
01/09/06
11:30 AM
NF-kappa B in Pulmonary Host DefenceDr. Ruxana Sadikot, M.D., MRCP (U.K.)
Assiantant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Chakrabarty1020 COMRB
02/13/06
11:30 AM
How to Enter Epithelial and B cells: Lessons From Epstein-Barr VirusDr. Richard M. Longnecker
Professor
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Northwestern University
Dr.He1020 COMRB
02/27/06
11:30 AM
Kapsosi’s Sarcoma Associated Herpesvirus: from Transmission to the Regulation of Viral Gene ExpressionDr. Charles Wood
Director, Nebraska Center for Virology
Lewis Lehr/3M University Professor
School of Biological Sciences
University of Nebraska
Dr. He1020 COMRB
03/13/06
11:30 AM
Targeting NF-kB and TLRs for the Induction of Transplantation ToleranceDr. Marta-Luis Alegre
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Section of Rheumatology
University of Chicago
Dr. Sun1020 COMRB
03/27/06
11:30 AM
Autoimmune Myasthenia Gravis: Molecular Mechanisms of Disease and Therapeutic StrategyDr. Premkumar Christadoss, M.D.
Professor
Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology
The University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX
Dr. Prabhakar1020 COMRB
04/03/06
11:30 AM
Three-dimensional organization of chemotaxis receptors in E. coli as seen by Electron TomographyDr. Martin Kessel
Research Associate
Lab. of Cell Biology
Center for Cancer Research, NCI, NIH
Bethesda, MD
Dr. Chakrabarty1020 COMRB
04/10/06
11:30 AM
The role of CXCR4 in hematopoiesisDr. Yong-Rui Zou
Assistant Professor of Microbiology
Columbia University
Dr. Sun1020 COMRB
04/17/06
11:30 AM
Nanamachines: the structures of the pre-fusion and post-fusion forms of the paramyxovirus F proteinDr. Bobert A. Lamb, Ph.D., Sc.D.
John Evans Professor of Molecular and Cellular
Biology and, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute,
Dept. of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Cell Biology
Northwestern University
Dr. Rong1020 COMRB
04/24/06
11:30 AM
T cell receptor-induced NF-kB and JNK activationDr. Xin Lin
Associate Professor
Department of Molecular and Cellular Oncology
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
The University of Texas, Houston
Dr. Sun1020 COMRB
05/01/06
11:30 AM
Community Building Through Communication Signals Among Human Oral BacteriaDr. Paul E. Kolenbrander
Research Microbiologist
National Institutes Dental and Craniofacial Research
NIH
Bethesda, Maryland
Dr. Chakrabarty1020 COMRB
05/15/06
11:30 AM
Eckard WimmerDr. Lipton1020 COMRB
05/22/06
11:30 AM
Dr. Amitabha MukhopadhyayDr. Misra1020 COMRB
06/05/06
11:30 AM
Dr. Casey T. Weaver
University of Alabama
Dr. Sun1020 COMRB

Seminars – Fall 2005

Date/TimeTitleSpeakerHostLocation
07/11/05Dr. Walden1020 COMRB
08/08/05
11:30 AM
Copper transporting ATPase: molecular cell biology and role in health and diseaseDr. Jim Camakaris
Head of Human Genetics Laboratory, and Associate Professor/Reader
Department of Genetics,
University of Melbourne, Australia
Dr. Silver1020 COMRB
08/22/05
11:30 AM
Pilus Biogenesis by the Twin-Pore Usher ComplexDr. David G. Thanassi, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Stony Brook University,
Stony Brook, NY
Dr. Matsumura1020 COMRB
08/26/05
11:00 AM
Traffic Control Determines yδ T Cell FunctionDr. Berhard Moser, Ph.D.
Group Leader
Institute of Cell Biology
University of Bern, Switzerland
Dr. Chen1020 COMRB
08/29/05
11:30 AM
AID Dependent Histone Acetylation in Immunoglobulin S Regions is Associated with Class Switch RecommendationDr. Lili Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept of Microbiology and Immunology, UIC College of Medicine
Dr. Kenter1020 COMRB
09/12/05
11:30 AM
Hypoxia signaling, gene silencing and carcinogenesisDr. Max Costa, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman
Dept of Environmental Medicine
NYU School of Medicine
Dr. Silver1020 COMRB
09/26/05
11:30 AM
Assembly of surface proteins in the cell wall envelope of Gram-positive bacteriaDr. Olaf Schneewind, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman
Dept. of Microbiology
University of Chicago
Dr. Kenney1020 COMRB
10/17/05
11:30 AM
Introduction to the MLPC (Multi-lineage Progenitor Cell) Human Umbilical Cord Blood-derived Clonal Stem Cell LineDr. Dan Collins, Ph.D.
CSO and Founder of BioE
Dr. Prabhakar1020 COMRB
11/07/05
11:30 AM
Role of adipose tissue in the regulation of immunity and inflammationDr. Giamila Fantuzzi, Ph.D.
UIC Dept. of Nutrition
Dr. Ucker1020 COMRB
11/14/05
11:30 AM
Mitochondrial DNA Mutations, Oxidative Stress, and Apoptosis in Mammalian AgingDr. Tomas Prolla, Ph.D.
Department of Genetics
University of Wisconsin Madision
Sarah Hawkins1020 COMRB
11/21/05
11:30 AM
Spanish influenza: virulence factors, antivirals and vaccinesDr. Adolfo Garcia-Sastre
Department of Microbiology
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY
Dr. He1020 COMRB
11/28/05
11:30 AM
Multiple entry receptors for herpes simplex virus: Host and viral mutations that alter receptor usage, cell tropism and diseaseDr. Patricia Spears
Department of Microbiology – Immunology
Northwestern University
Dr. Rong1020 COMRB
12/19/05
11:30 AM
Real-time analysis of molecular interactions with a portable surface plasmon reasonance (SPR) sensor systemDr. Clement Furlong
Research Professor of Medicine and Genome Sciences
University of Washington, Seatle, WA
Dr. Chakrabarty1020 COMRB

Seminars – Spring 2005

Date/TimeTitleSpeakerHostLocation
01/31/05
11:30 AM
DNA Strand Breaks and Genomic Instability in Developing LymphocytesDr. David Roth
Chair, Department of Pathology, NYU School of Medicine
Dr. Amy Kenter106 CMW
02/14/05
11:30 AM
Herpes simplex virus nucleocapsid assembly and egressDr. Joel Baines
Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Cornell University
Dr. David He106 CMW
02/21/05
11:30 AM
Regulation of Iron and pathogenicity in Streptococcus pneumoniae by the RitR regulonDr. Bernard Weisblum
Pharmocology Department, University of Wisconsin Medical School
Dr. Simon Silver106 CMW
03/07/05
11:30 AM
Interfacing Science, Medical Research, and Law: A European Union PerspectiveDr. Amedeo Santosuosso
Justice in the Court of Appeals in Milan, Italy and President of the European Network of Life Sciences and the courts
Dr. Ananda Chakrabarty106 CMW
03/14/05
11:30 AM
Integrin-mediated phagocytosis of apoptotic cellsDr.Raymond Birge
Department of Biochemistry, New Jerser Medical School
Dr. David Ucker106 CMW
03/21/05
11:30 AM
Downstream effector of HIV-1 NefDr.Jacek Skrownski
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.
Dr. Tom Hope106 CMW
04/04/05
11:30 AM
Gamma-2 herpes virus immune evasion strategyDr. Jae U Jung
Tumor Virology Division. New England Primate Research Center. Harvard Medical School, Southborough, MA.
Dr. David He106 CMW
04/11/05
11:30 AM
Deciphering HIV Biology from Viral Population DynamicsDr. Ronald Swanstrrom
Director, UNC Center for AIDS Research. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Lijun Rong106 CMW
04/18/05
11:30 AM
Transcriptional and post-transcriptional control of a breast cancer virusDr. Jaquelin P. Dudley
University of Texas at Austin
Section of Molecular Genetics and Microbilogy
Dr. Tom Hope106 CMW
04/25/05
11:30 AM
Integrating T cell signals: lessons from X-linked lymphoproliferative disease and other genetic disordersDr. Pam Schwazberg MD PHD
National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institute of Health
Bethesda, MD
Dr. Zouming Sun106 CMW
05/02/05
11:30 AM
Molecular mechanisms of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) induced cancersDr. Srilata Bagchi
Center for Molecular Biology of Oral Diseases, UIC.
Dr. Lijun Rong106 CMW
05/09/05
11:30 AM
DNA – based cancer vaccines — a new strategy for the identification of cancer associated antigensDr. Edward Cohen
Department of Microbiology & Immunology, UIC.
Dr. Edward Cohen106 CMW
05/16/05
11:30 AM
Subversion of the eukaryotic host cell by secreted Chlamydia trachomatis effectorsDr. Ted Hackstadt
Chief, Host-Parasite Interactions Section, Laboratory of Intracellular Parasites, NIAID, NIH
Rocky Mountain Laboratories
Hamilton, MT
Graduate Students106 CMW
05/23/05
02:00 PM
Structure-function relationship of nickel-iron sites in hydrogenase, carbon monoxide dehydrogenase and acetyl coenzyme A synthase.Dr. Anne Volbeda
Laboratory of Crystallography and Crystallogenesis of Proteins.
Grenoble, France.
Dr. Karl Volz1017 MBRB
05/23/05
11:30 AM
Structure and Function of the Immunological SynapseAndrey S Shaw
Washington University
Dr. Zouming Sun106 CMW
06/06/05
11:30 AM
The Role of Helix-Loop-Helix Transcription Factors in Lymphocyte Lineage Commitment DecisionsDr. Barbara L Kee
University of Chicago.
Dr. Amy Kenter106 CMW

Seminars – Fall 2004

Date/TimeTitleSpeakerHostLocation
09/13/04
11:30 AM
Keeping out the Barbarians: A Novel Strategy for Blocking Virus InfectionDr. Curtis Brandt
University of Wisconsin
Dr.Shukla106 CMW
11/08//04
11:30 AM
Regulation and deRegulation of Auto antibodiesDr. Marty Weigert
University of Chicago
Dr.Kenter106 CMW
11/15//04
11:30 AM
Apoptosis During HSV InfectionDr. John Blaho
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Dr.He106 CMW
11/29//04
11:30 AM
Orchestrating a long-lived anti-tumor response by CTLs by rescuing them from premature activation induced deathDr. Bijay Mukherji
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Dr.Chakrabarty106 CMW
12/06/04
11:30 AM
The Requirement of intestinal flora for development of gut-associated lymphoid tissues and selection of the antibody repertoireDr. Katherine Knight
Loyola University
Dr.Chakrabarty106 CMW
12/13/04
11:30 AM
Life of Bacillus subtilis: Aerobic/Anaerobic InterfaceDr. Michiko NakanoDr. Kenney106 CMW

Seminars – Spring 2004

Date/TimeTitleSpeakerHostLocation
01/12/04
11:30 AM
T cell regulation of gammaherpesvirus latencyDr. Scott Tibbetts
Washington University
Dr.Prabhakar106 CMW
01/23/04
1:00 PM
HIV-host cell interplay: tactics in viral persistenceDr. Mario Stevenson
University of Massachusetts Medical School
E703 MSB
01/26/04
11:30 AM
Diverting intracellular trafficking of Salmonella to a degradative compartment by modulating the content of host GTPasesDr.Amitabha Muhopadhyay
National Inst. of Immunology New Delhi, India
Dr. Chakrabarty106 CMW
02/02/04
11:30 AM
Versatile regulatory functions of Fe-S proteins; the story of FNR and IscR from Escherichia coliDr. Patricia Kiley
University of Wisconsin Madison
Dr. Kenny/Dr. Walden106 CMW
02/09/04
11:30 AM
Spelunking in the Respiratory Tract with GFP-Outfitted Respiratory Syncytial VirusDr. Mark Peeples
Rush
Dr. Rong106 CMW
03/01/04
11:30 AM
Biochemistry and genomics of E. coli acid resistance: tales of an amateur acidophileDr. John Foster
University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Dr. Matsumura106 CMW
03/08/04
11:30 AM
KSHV immunoevasion and tumorigenesis: Two sides of the same coin?Dr. Patrick Moore
University of Pittsburgh
Dr. He106 CMW
03/22/04
11:30 AM
Herpes Simplex Virus: images of immune evasionDr. David A. Leib
Washington University School of Medicine
Dr. He106 CMW
03/29/04
11:30 AM
Functional studies of membrane fusion mediated by envelope potein of Rous sarcoma virusDr. Gregory Melikian Rush Medical CollegeDr. Rong106 CMW
04/05/04
11:30 AM
Pilus antigenic variation and function in Neisseria gonorrhoeaeDr. Hank Seifert
Northwestern Medical School
Dr. Kenney106 CMW
04/12/04
11:30 AM
The structures of the bacterial chemotaxis machineryDr. David Derosier
Brandeis University
Dr. Matsumura106 CMW
04/19/04
11:30 AM
Clinical implications of antibiotic resistanceDr. John Quinn
Cook County Hospital
Dr.Silver106 CMW
04/26/04
11:30 AM
Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm development on biotic surfaces relevant to Cystic FibrosisDr.Matthew Parsek
University of Iowa
Dr. Chakrabarty106 CMW
05/03/04
11:30 AM
Using RNA interference to inhibit cellular and viral gene expressionDr. Bryan Cullen
Duke University
Dr. Hope106 CMW
05/10/04
11:30 AM
Ikaros: regulator of T cell development and tumor suppressorDr. Susan Winandy
Northwestern University
Dr. Sun106 CMW
05/17/04
11:30 AM
Molecular genetics of CheA, the CPU of bacterial chemotaxisDr. John S. Parkinson
University of Utah
Dr. Matsumura106 CMW

Seminars – Fall 2003

Date/TimeTitleSpeakerHostLocation
9/8/03
11:30 AM
Molecular Characterization of HIV-1 Vpr and Its Potential Roles in Viral PathogenesisDr. YuQi Zhao
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Dr. Hope106 CMW
9/22/03
11:30 AM
Human Cytomegalovirus: Mechanisms of PathogenesisDr. Nell Lurain
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center
Dr. He106 CMW
9/29/03
11:30 AM
Surface metalloporteases (gp63) and activity of antimicrobial peptides against the pathogenic trypanosomatid protozoaDr. Bradford McGwire
Northwestern University
Dr. Prabhakar106 CMW
10/6/03
11:30 AM
Genetics of Bacterial Multi-Drug ResistanceDr. Phil Youderian
Texas A&M University
Dr. Silver106 CMW
10/13/03
11:30 AM
Anaphylaxis and beyond: Studies with mouse modelsDr. Fred Finkelman
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Dr. Prabhakar106 CMW
10/20/03
11:30 AM
Infection and cancer: the common veinDr. Andrei Thomas-Tikhonenko
University of Pannsylvania
Dr. Chakrabarty106 CMW
10/27/03
11:30 AM
Neuroendocrine modulation of gene expression during wound healingDr. Phillip Marucha
UIC College of Dentistry
Dr. Hendrickson106 CMW
11/3/03
11:30 AM
Viral determinants of murine coronavirusDr. Susan Weiss
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Dr. Rong106 CMW
11/10/03
11:30 AM
Epstein Barr Virus and Cancer: the role of latent membrane proteins 1 and 2Dr. Nancy Raab-Traub
University of North Carolina
Dr. He106 CMW
11/17/03
11:30AM
Coronavirus Entry Strategies: Importance in Viral PathogenesisDr. Tom Gallagher
Loyola University
Dr. Rong106 CMW
11/24/03
11:30 AM
Trafficking and secretion of virulence-associated proteins in Candida albicansDr. Sam Lee
VA Connecticut Health Care
Dr. Cook106 CMW
12/1/03
11:30 AM
The biochemical and genomic Zen of E. coli acid resistance: Tales of an amateur acidophileDr. John Foster
University of South Alabama
Dr. Matsumura106 CMW
12/15/03
11:30 AM
Molecular signatures in myasthenia gravisDr. Anthony J. Infante
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Dr. Prabhakar106 CMW

Seminars – Spring 2003

Date/TimeTitleSpeakerHostLocation
1/6/03
11:30 AM
Therapeutic treatment of a spontaneous autoimmune disease with an agonistic monoclonal antibody against a costimulatory moleculeDr. Yang-Xin Fu
University of Chicago
Dr. Sun106 CMW
1/16/03
11:30 AM
The role of intestinal microfloral in development of the antibody repertoireDr. Katherine Knight
Stritch School of Medicine,
Loyola University
In conjunction with the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology119-A CMW
1/27/03
11:30 AM
Comparative and functional genomics for gene/pathway discoveryDr. Andrei Osterman
Integrated Genomics
Dr. Silver106 CMW
2/3/03
11:30 AM
Dynamic reorganization of the bacterial cell during Bacillus subtilis sporulationDr. Kit Pogliano
University of California,
San Diego
Dr. Hope106 CMW
2/10/03
11:30 AM
Subcellular dynamics of plasmid DNA during bacterial growth and developmentDr. Joseph Pogliano
University of California,
San Diego
Dr. Hope106 CMW
2/24/03
11:30 AM
EVL1 and human Leukemia: old player and new gamesDr. Giuseppina Nucifora
University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Silver106 CMW
3/03/03
11:30 AM
Dissecting the functions of the serine/threonine kinase, Akt/PKB, in cell survival, metabolism, and proliferation in-vitro and in-vivoDr. Nissim Hay
University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Kenter106 CMW
3/10/03
11:30 AM
Regulation and replication of human cytomegalovirusDr. Mark Stinski
University of Iowa
Dr. He106 CMW
3/17/03
11:30 AM
Replication origin localization in multireplicon alpha proteobacteriaDr. Lyn Sue Kahng
University of Illinoia at Chicago
Dr. Silver106 CMW
*3/18/03
11:30 AM
Response of the bacterial flagellar motor to chemotactic signalsDr. Shahid Khan
National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, MD
Dr. MatsumuraE703, MSB
*3/20/03
10:45 AM
Mediation of TNF signals by the Akt Setine-threonine kinaseDr. David Donner
Indian University Cancer Center
Dr. HopeE703, MSB
3/24/03
11:30 AM
Viral and cellular factors involved in influenza A virus assemblyDr. Andres Pekosz
Washington University,
St. Louis
Dr. Rong106 CMW
3/31/03
11:30 AM
Replication of coronavirus: Generating replication complexes for viral RNA synthesisDr. Susan Baker
Loyola
Dr. He106 CMW
4/7/03
11:30 AM
Lymphotoxins in immune regulation and host defense against herpes virusDr. Carl Ware
LaJolla Institute
Dr. Ye106 CMW
4/14/03
11:30 AM
The T cell’s changing perception of ‘self’Dr. Kristin Hogquist
University of Minnesota
Dr. Sun106 CMW
4/21/03
11:30 AM
Towards an AIDS Vaccine: Immunobiological Obstacles and Possible SolutionsDr. Neal Nathanson
University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Prabhakar106 CMW
4/28/03
11:30 AM
HIV Coreceptors and AIDS PathogenesisDr. Ghalib Alkhatib
Walther Oncology Center
Dr. Rong106 CMW
5/5/03
11:30 AM
Exploring the electronic world of microbes and bioelectrocatalysis for synthesis of chemicals, drugs and fuelsDr. Greg Zeikus
Michigan State University
Dr. Chakrabarty106 CMW

Seminars – Fall 2002

Date/TimeTitleSpeakerHostLocation
9/16/02
11:30 AM
Interferon-induced double-stranded RNA regulated pathways in innate immunity: A toll taleDr. Brian Williams
Lerner Research Institute
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Dr. He106 CMW
9/30/02
11:30 AM
The cellular receptor for avian leukosis viruses sub group B mediates viral entry and activates apoptotic pathwaysDr. Jurgen Brojatsch
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Dr. Rong106 CMW
10/7/02
11:30 AM
Molecular Mechanism of T cell apoptosis by a human parasiteDr. Ramaswamy Kalyanasundaram
University of Illinois College of Medicine, Rockford
Dr. Prabhakar106 CMW
10/14/02
11:30 AM
Quantification of HIV-1-host interactions in organotypic tissue culture: pre-reverse transcription anti-HIV activity of Leukemia inhibitory factorDr. Bruce Patterson
Children’s Memorial Hospital
Dr. Hope106 CMW
10/28/02
11:30 AM
The B7:CD28 superfamily: starting, stopping and attenuating T cell responsesDr. Arlene Sharpe
Harvard University
Dr. Kanteti106 CMW
11/4/02
11:30 AM
Molybdenum-containing enzymes: structures and reaction mechanismsDr. Russ Hille
Ohio State University
Drs. Silver/Walden106 CMW
11/11/02
11:30 AM
Herpesvirus transport in sensory neuronsDr. Greg Smith
Northwestern University
Dr. Rong106 CMW
11/19/02
11:30 AM
The role of cytomegalovirus in the acceleration of vascular diseaseDr. Jay Nelson
Oregon Health Sciences University
Dr. HeE-703 MSB
11/25/02
11:30 AM
Intracellular recognition of pathogens and Crohn’s DiseaseDr. Gabriel Nunez
University of Michigan
Dr. Kanteti106 CMW
12/2/02
11:30 AM
Role of death receptors and caspases in the regulation of Blood Cell ProductionDr. Ruggero De Maria
Instituto Superiore di Sanit
Dr. Prabhakar106 CMW
12/9/02
11:30 AM
CancelledDr. Valerie Fadok
National Jewish Research Center
Dr. Ucker106 CMW
12/16/02
11:30 AM
Molecular clocks and secreted regulators reveal numerous checkpoints that couple gene expression to Organelle assembly in the bacterial flagellar model systemDr. Kelly Hughes
University of Washington
Dr. Matsumura106 CMW

Seminars – Spring 2002

Date/TimeTitleSpeakerHostLocation
1/7/02
11:30 AM
Using Genetics to Study Host-Virus InteractionsDr. Susan Ross
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Dr. Prabhakar106 CMW
1/28/02
11:30 AM
B Lymphocyte Induced Maturation Protein in Terminal Differentiation of B Cells and MacrophagesDr. Kathryn Calame
Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, NY
Dr. Kenter106 CMW
2/4/02
11:30 AM
Novel Mechanisms in the TGF-ß/BMP Signaling PathwayDr. Xu Cao
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. He106 CMW
2/25/02
11:30 AM
Binding site spacing affects the function of the EBNA1 protein of Epstein-Barr VirusDr. Ashok Aiyar
Northwestern University
Dr. Rong106 CMW
3/4/02
11:30 AM
Pinning down the timing of the cell cycleDr. Anthony Means
Duke University
Dr. Prabhakar106 CMW
3/11/02
11:30 AM
TonB-dependent transport is driven by protein contacts between membranes: structural models based on household appliancesDr. Robert Kadner
University of Virginia
Dr. Matsumura106 CMW
3/18/02
11:30 AM
Inhibition of Immune Responses by PD-1 LigandsDr. Gordon Freeman
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Kanteti106 CMW
3/25/02
11:30 AM
Circuit-specific Spread of PRV in the Mammalian Nervous SystemDr. Lynn Enquist
Princeton University
Dr. He106 CMW
4/1/02
11:30 AM
Mechanisms of HIV-1 RT Resistance to Nucleoside AnalogsDr. Stephen Hughes
NCI/NIH
Dr. Rong106 CMW
4/8/02
11:30 AM
Apoptosis and the FAS pathwayDr. Marcus Peter
University of Chicago
Dr. Prabhakar106 CMW
4/15/02
11:30 AM
Cooperation between Pathogenic RetrovirusesDr. Jim Cunningham
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Rong106 CMW
4/22/02
11:30 AM
Tales of PKC-q, The Immunological Synapse and Slat, A Novel TH2-Specific Adapter ProteinDr. Amnon Altman
LaJolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
Dr. Sun106 CMW
4/29/02
11:30 AM
Protection from Diabetogenic CD8 T cellsDr. Alexander V. Chervonsky
The Jackson Lab
Dr. Prabhakar106 CMW
*5/2/02
(Thu)
11:30 AM
Viral and Cellular Determinants of HIV-1 Assembly and ReleaseDr. Eric O. Freed
NIAID/NIH
Dr. Hope106 CMW
5/6/02
11:30 AM
Inhibitory and Activating Receptors of Mouse NK cells: Lessons from Bone Marrow Transplantation in MiceDr. Vinay Kumar
University of Chicago
Dr. Kenter106 CMW
5/13/02
11:30 AM
TRAF Regulation in B LymphocytesDr. Gail Bishop
University of Iowa
Dr. Prabhakar106 CMW
5/20/02
11:30 AM
Staging T cell Activation in SMACsDr. Avi Kupfer
National Jewish Medical and Research Center
Dr. Sun106 CMW